Tag archive for ‘members of parliament’
Parliament meeting Tuesday 21 April 2020 - SSRP
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
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MPs discuss stimulus plan

“No loans but grants and no conditions” ~ PHILIPSBURG – No loans but grants, and above all no conditions. Those were some of the sentiments expressed by parliamentarians during a digital central committee More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Madness without borders

By Hilbert Haar “Unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards;” That’s how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines solidarity. Ah, I did not More...

Door2door Ltiquidity Support - Cartoon
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Liquidity support still up in the air

PHILIPSBURG – The government is still in a bind about the liquidity support it is expecting from the Netherlands for 2018 and 2019. But so far, St. Maarten has not met the conditions the Kingdom Council of Ministers More...

First Members of Parliament - 10-10-10
By The Publisher On Monday, November 18th, 2019
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MPs and Ministers have earned over 50 million guilders since 10-10-10

~ The political cost of autonomy since 10-10-10: more than 50 million guilders ~ PHILIPSBURG – Members of parliament and ministers have cost the St. Maarten tax payers more than 50 million guilders since the More...

Salary Seppuku Cartoon
By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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An egocentric attitude

By Hilbert Haar A salary cut for members of parliament is part of the debate about the draft 2019 budget. It is obviously an inevitable measure though it is more meaningful as a symbolical gesture than it is in More...

St. Maarten Christian Party SMCP on Nomination Day - 20180105 HH
By The Publisher On Monday, June 10th, 2019
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SMCP supports lowering MP salaries by 10%

PHILIPSBURG — In a press release today, St. Maarten Christian Party SMCP announced that it still stands firm on its position with regard to the reduction of the salaries of Members of Parliament. “Initially More...

Salary Seppuku Cartoon
By The Publisher On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Between a rock and a hard place, but worse

By Hilbert Haar The expression caught between a rock and a hard place does not begin to describe the situation St. Maarten finds itself in now that the Kingdom Council of Ministers has put conditions in place for More...

Raymond Jessurun
By The Publisher On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Jessurun: salary cut politicians will affect civil servants

PHILIPSBURG - A cut in the salaries of ministers and parliamentarians means a cut in the salaries of civil servants too. That is the opinion of the chairman of the Anti-Poverty Platform. Drs. Raymond Jessurun. LOGIN More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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MP Claude Chacho Peterson: “MPs have not yet handled request to reduce salaries”

PHILIPSBURG — The request to reduce salaries has not been handled yet by the members of Parliament. According to Member of Parliament, Claude “Chacho” Peterson, of the SMCP, the information published More...

MP Franklin Meyers on FATF regulation in Parliament - 27 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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Resistance against money laundering ordinance

PHILIPSBURG – National Alliance MP Christophe Emmanuel and United Democrats MP Franklin Meyers are not in favor of a national ordinance that aims to regulate the fight against money laundering and the financing More...